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Old 01-08-2008, 01:51 PM
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This would be nice.

45 foot Mainship.
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I have also noticed that 99 out of 100 OSO members invent ratios.

That's true in 8 out of 10 cases.
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I have also noticed that 99 out of 100 OSO members invent ratios.
"Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 14% of people know that." Homer Simpson
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With twin SBC these boats are like a Timex --take a lickin and keep on tickin--
My buddy has one and usually when there is not another boat on the water becauase of big waves he is still heading out. It would have to be pretty crazy out there for him not to go, the boat takes it just fine as long as you slow down and take the wave the right way. This is on Lake Erie where it can get pretty big.

That being said, I don't know if 50 miles off shore in 6-8's is wise??

I would think big and heavy and 'dependable would be what I wopuld look for in that situation.

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I hate to get on topic, but don't 272s usually have 454s?
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I hate to get on topic, but don't 272s usually have 454s?
Typically. Never have I seen one with small blocks. They're hefty boats- I wouldn't want to try to get one full of fuel, gear and passengers up on plane on a breezy day with 350's.
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I have also noticed that 99 out of 100 OSO members invent ratios.
You got me there

But, in all seriousness, a sloppy 6-8 foot day means you'll see nothing but a wall of water around you when you are in the swell. (this assumes a Formula or similar boat of course)

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Typically. Never have I seen one with small blocks. They're hefty boats- I wouldn't want to try to get one full of fuel, gear and passengers up on plane on a breezy day with 350's.
Many were made with SBC, they were standard power. They don't run as bad as it seems like they might... the weak link is the Alphas behind such a heavy boat.

The Formula that is really hard to find is the 242 SR1. The boat that killed it off was the SB powered 272... It wasn't much more money to buy the 272 over the twin SB 242, so most people opted for the 242 LS to save money, or the 272 SR1 if they wanted more boat.
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Don't they sell Grand Banks or other trawlers up there?
Thats what i'd want to be driving in 6-7s. Throw in a stabilizer while you're at it.

I also think a 70+ magnum will be OK too at speed.
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Typically. Never have I seen one with small blocks. They're hefty boats- I wouldn't want to try to get one full of fuel, gear and passengers up on plane on a breezy day with 350's.
They do just fine
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